Jill Hammes

Member Details:

Full Name: Jill Hammes

City: Merdian

State: Mississippi

Date Joined: 1996

Member Classification: Fellow since 2005

Medium: Fiber. Artist Categories: Surface Design and Weaving.


A recently retired college art teacher, Jill has been honored many times for her work in fabrics, including being selected five times for the “Small Expressions” exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers' Guild of America. Jill shays she feels a connection with those artists from the past whose work was called “women's work,” needlework, quilting, weaving, etc. Her work blurs the boundaries of fine art and craft. “I pay homage to the past,” she says, but continually finds new ways of working with traditional materials.